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Located in the Texas Mid-West region where hunting and fishing is considered major industries. Coleman is rich in natural resources which have given life to a diversified economy based on farming, ranching, coal, oil and gas production and varied industry.

The community is surrounded by the refreshing waters of six major lakes: Lake Coleman, lvie Reservoir, Lake Scarborough, Memory Lake, Lake Santa Anna, and Hord's Creek.

April 2016

April is a very busy month for Coleman County and the Coleman Chamber of Commerce. Just look at all of the opportunities that we have in store for us. On April 9, the Coleman Country Club is hosting a FUNd Raiser Tournament. The Tournament will be a Scramble Format with the Tee off approximately at 12:00 PM. Lunch will be included with your tournament fee. After a fun weekend of golf, join Keep Coleman Beautiful and many others with the Downtown Clean-up on April 12. Hamburgers will be served when the clean-up is complete. Then get ready for a big weekend on April 15 - 16. The Petticoats on the Prairie and Sisters on the Fly are coming to town. They will have their vintage show at the Bill Franklin Center and Goree Expo Center with the vintage campers displayed all around the grounds. Around 2000 people or more from all around will be in Coleman that weekend. The Downtown Merchants are planning on a Petticoat Weekend and the Humane Society will join in the fun with the Countywide Garage Sale. There will be something fun for everyone on that weekend. Santa Anna is joining in on the fun with their Annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. That Saturday night, April 16, will be the Rough Creek Volunteer Fire Departments Annual BBQ. You will find them at the Novice Community Complex that Saturday from 5 - 8 PM to get your BBQ goat, brisket, and/or sausage. This is a great way to end a fun-filled weekend. And last but certainly not least, you can make plans to attend the Annual Coleman Chamber of Commerce Banquet on April 29 at 6:30 PM in the Bill Franklin Center. The theme this year is "Coleman... A County in Bloom". Join us for an evening of celebrating the successes of our community, recognizing outstanding citizens that have positively contributed to our community and, more importantly, reconnecting with long-time friends and colleagues. Make your plans now to come and join in on all the fun that Coleman and Coleman County has to offer.

The Chamber Members Spotlight for March is Liveoak Realty. Liveoak is the oldest Real Estate business in Coleman County beginning business February 15, 1979 with James Hunter and V.J. Kemper. Larry Collom joined the Liveoak team in March of 1988 and Erlene Barker in September of 1988. Lindy Armstrong joined in March of 1990. Charles Chesshir began working at Liveoak January of 1999 with Don Rhone and became the Broker/Owner when Don retired in 2000. When Nelda Sampson retired, Charles combined Coleman County Land Company with Liveoak and continued the tradition of providing excellence in marketing farms, ranches and homes in West Central Texas. Secretary, Gaylene Garrison; Marsha Spinks, Secretary/Realtor; Jerry Bodine, Erlene Barker, David Stewart, Rick Eudy and Annisa Tucker are Realtors at Liveoak. Liveoak's mission is to provide exemplary real estate service assuring investment confidence. The Liveoak Team is dedicated to that end.

The Chamber Members Spotlight for the County this month is M-Bar-H Lodge in Santa Anna. Gay & Paul Martin have owned and operated M-Bar-H Lodge since 2001.

The lodge is located on Highway 67 West of Santa Anna, Texas. Far enough out to enjoy the beautiful country and scenic views but also close enough to town for local conveniences. We offer per person, small or large group lodging. Hunters, reunions, family and social gatherings and business meetings are welcome. For groups of 5 or more we also provide all-inclusive hunting packages for Dove & Spring Turkey which includes your hunts, fresh home-made meals and lodging. Lodge amenities include a large den/dining area with 60" satellite TV, bar and comfortable leather couches. Our commercial size kitchen is fully stocked with necessary cooking utensils and appliances and provides abundant prep space. The covered outside porches wrapping around 3 sides offer excellent-views while visiting plus additional dining space and an outdoor kitchen. Acreage around the lodge provides plenty of room for a convenient cleaning station, recreation, skeet shooting or just relaxing around the fire pit. Now open. M-BAR-H RV PARK. Complete hookups by the day or long term. RV customers also have access to lodge laundry and grills. We would love to have you come stay with us. If you need more information or would like to come take a tour of our awesome facility just give us a call or check us out on Facebook at M BAR H Lodge LLC. Paul Martin 325-200-1803 or Gay Martin 325-348-8225.

The Chamber of Commerce is open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. We are located at 218 Commercial Ave., Coleman, Texas and our phone number is 325-625-2163. We invite you to stop by and visit us any time.

Coleman At A Glance
  • Location
    Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
  • Climate
    The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
  • Population
    The City of Coleman is comprised of 5,410 residents. The Coleman County's population is 9,710. The median age is 42.1 and the median household effective buying income is $16,483. The area's civilian labor force numbers 4,335
  • Government
    The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and Commissioner's Court.
  • Health Care
    CCMC is a Critical Access Hospital offering a Swing Bed Program for long term care patients, physical therapy, and radiology. To assure that we provide the highest quality care, we follow nationally recognized evidence based guidelines and core measures. We are dedicated to using advances in technology to improve our patient's care and safety. We provide primary care services that are second to none in quality and we do it with a personal touch that can only be found in a small town hospital! CCMC provides day surgery, Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery, Dental surgery, and preventive testing (upper and lower GI procedures)
  • Transportation
    The local airport, located one mile from the community, has a 4,500' paved, lighted runway for corporate and private planes. Aircraft services are also available. Regional airports with commercial airlines are located in Abilene (54 miles) and Brownwood (30 miles).
  • Utilities
    Electric power with distribution voltages of 2,400 / 4,160, is provided by the City of Coleman.
    ATMOS Energy supplies gas. Distribution line and pressure 60PSI - 8".
    Water and sewage services are provided by the City of Coleman. Water treatment capacity is 5,200,000 gallons per day; average daily demand is 2,000,000 gallons per day. Sewage capacity is 800,000 gallons.
    Verizon Company provides local telephone service and high-speed internet service.
  • Education
    Coleman schools include one elementary, one middle and one high school, as well as a remodeled Co-operative Alternative. Santa Anna, and Panther Creek Independent School Districts are also located in Coleman County.
  • Churches
    Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.

General Information
Founded in 1876 on Hords Creek, area of rolling, grassy plains and wide bottom lands. A typical frontier settlement, first store hardly completed before a cemetery was laid out for loser in cowboy gunfight. Today seat of Coleman County. Area still devoted to large scale ranching; additional income from oil, natural gas, limestone.
Coleman lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
Coleman, Texas is rich in natural resources which have given life to a diversified economy based on farming, ranching, coal, oil and gas production and varied industry.
The community, county seat of Coleman County, is surrounded by the refreshing waters of six major lakes. Lake Coleman, Ivie Reservoir, Lake Scarborough, Memory Lake, Lake Santa Anna and Hord's Creek. More than 70 private lakes add to the allure of natural beauty and recreational pleasure.
Coleman County also offers a wealth of frontier heritage. Named for Robert M. Coleman, aide-de-camp to General Sam Houston, the county contains several sites that testify to its historical prominence.
Well-preserved artifacts still remain from Camp Colorado, the area's earliest outpost. At the foot of the historic Santa Anna mountains lies a pioneer cabin a Registered U.S. Museum. Additional points of historical are the early towns of Trickham and Voss. Several of Coleman's older homes have been restored, including the Blair house, and official Texas Historical Landmark.

Business and Industry
The business climate in Coleman is as attractive as its ideal year-round weather. Foremost is the friendly and cooperative spirit that characterizes the area's labor force. Coleman's fine municipal services, transportation facilities and abundant energy resources serve as additional incentives for business development
Manufacturing plants in Coleman produce a variety of quality products for Texas and the nation. A sampling includes leather goods. With production active in all sections of the county, oil and gas ranks with ranching as one of Coleman's most prominent industries

In addition to the recreational riches of area lakes, Coleman presents a showcase for outdoor activities. The area is home to ample populations of deer, turkey, ducks, dove and quail. The plentiful wildlife is also a boon for non-hunting nature lovers. Coleman's City Park, located on the scenic banks of Hord's Creek, offers picnic facilities under majestic shade trees, tennis courts, a recreation center with Olympic-size swimming pool and playground equipment. Noted for its tough stock and talented cowboys, Coleman's PRCA approved rodeo is held annually. Other competitive events include one of the nation's largest county livestock shows, County 4-H Horse Shows and the Coleman County Fiesta de la Paloma and Dove Cook-off Rounding out Coleman's recreational bounty is a Country Club that features club facilities swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course.

Farming and Ranching
Endowed with some of the state's richest grass lands, Coleman County produces outstanding herds of commercial and purebred cattle, horses, sheep, goats and hogs. Approximately 50,000 to 75,000 head of cattle are marketed annually at the Coleman Livestock Auction. The fertile soils and ideal climate of the Coleman area make farming one of the area's biggest businesses. Cotton, wheat, oats, barley and grain sorghums are raised throughout the county.

Education and Culture
Just as its natural bounty, Coleman considers its people an important resource. That is why education plays a significant role in the life of the community. In addition to a elementary and middle schools, Coleman has built a modern high school to prepare students equally well for higher education or entry into the labor market upon graduation.

Cultural institutions are also an important force in and around Coleman. They range from the Coleman and Santa Anna Public Libraries to the Heritage Hall Museum , There are also a Fine Arts League and several civic clubs, including Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis.
Coleman County Chamber of Commerce,
Agriculture and Tourist Bureau

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